This camera is the first Olympus model to really take video recording seriously. There are selectable frame rates (finally!) as well as a microphone input for better audio quality. Recording can be done in either All-I or IPB, while the Olympus image stabilization system also works in movie mode.
Dials have been refined ever so slightly to give a smooth, tactile response when turning. The overall button design has been simplified from the earlier E-M5 allowing for plenty of custom function options for those who like to tweak.
Although the sensor is only 16 megapixels, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II can output files at 40 megapixels thanks to a new sensor shift feature. By shifting the sensor by half a pixel's width for each photo in the sequence, the camera takes 8 shots and then stitches them together for a high-resolution image. You will need to use a tripod for this mode, as any camera or subject movement will result in an odd-looking image.